06/21/2014 | By Command Sgt. Maj. Rocci R. DeRezza 108th Training Command (IET)
From the Command Sergeant Major
The new Army Regulation 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, went into effect 31 March 2014. It’s important that all Soldiers review the new AR 670-1 and become familiar with the new regulations.
The new regulation establishes tougher tattoo rules and clarifies fingernail, hair and makeup rules, while also outlining how and when uniforms should be worn.
One of the biggest changes of AR 670-1 affecting Soldiers is the new policy on tattoos. Soldiers may have no more than four visible tattoos below the elbow or below the knee, and these tattoos must be smaller than the size of the wearer’s hand. All of the new rules pertaining to tattoos are outlined in Paragraph 3-3 of AR 670-1.
Violation of this policy could result in adverse administrative action or charges under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. Soldiers who are not in compliance with the new tattoo policy but were compliant with previous policies are grandfathered, according to the new regulation.